In Reply We appreciate the interest by Stein and colleagues in our recent investigation,1 are cognizant of their efforts to generate information related to inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, and would like to provide several clarifications. The goal of our study was to test the association between IVC filter use and short-term and 1-year mortality rates in older adults with pulmonary embolism (PE). Our results, consistent across 3 separate analytical approaches, did not suggest an association between use of IVC filters and reduced mortality rates but, rather, suggested a hypothesis-generating increase.
Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.
Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.
Err on the side of full disclosure.
If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.
Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.
Bikdeli B, Wang Y, Krumholz HM. Revisiting Results on Use of Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Older Adults—Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(5):727–728. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0465
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: